The Nigerian Society of Engineers has granted a N16m scholarship to 16 candidates who had the highest scores in the last Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination.
The NSE Chairman, Babagana Mohammed, stated this at a scheduled meeting of the NSE on Tuesday.
The meeting was held in honour of the top UTME candidates in the country who incidentally all seek to study engineering
About 13 students scored above 350 with Miss Maduafokwa Egoagwuagwu from Anambra State getting the highest with a score of 365.
Mohammed said, “The registrar of JAMB sent me a message that one of his directors is going to join me on this line; Lawal Yusuf and what he advised me to say is that anyone of them that gets admission and is matriculated will enjoy the scholarship.
“He said not all who got good results would get into school and I asked why. He said some are below age and some schools have a standard and if you don’t meet up with that age, you cannot get admission. That is what the registrar of JAMB sent just now.”